Danny Dietrich
Danny Dietrich. - Rick Rarer / Photo

Danny Dietrich
Danny Dietrich
From Lincoln Speedway

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 5/19/12 – Danny Dietrich is on fire!

Last week, the Lincoln points leader came from seventh starting spot to claim the lead in six laps and drive to his first career World of Outlaws win in the Pigeon Hills. This week, he came from 11th starting spot to the lead in eight laps to claim his second win in-a-row and third Lincoln win of the year in the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature.

Dietrich was already up to sixth by the time the first caution of the event came out for a caution on lap three. He disposed of Jim Siegel and Aaron Ott to move into fourth on lap four, caught Chad Criswell for third on a fifth-lap restart following a double flip by Adam Wilt and Kyle Pruitt, who were both uninjured but done for the night.

Following a sixth-lap restart following a caution for brother Billy in turn two, Dietrich drove under Austin Reed for second, and took the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Tim Glatfelter in turns one and two of lap eight.

From there, Dietrich drove away to five-second lead by lap 16. By that time, Ott and 13th-starting Brian Montieth had moved into second and third. Though both cars appeared to be closing on Dietrich (Ott was just four seconds back when the final caution came out for fluid on the track on lap 19), neither driver could catch Dietrich over the final six laps, despite one bobble exiting turn two on the next-to-last lap. Dietrich’s final margin of victory was 1.259 seconds.

“The brakes went away going into one and I got in a little higher than I wanted to,” said Dietrich upon exiting the Sandoe’s Fruit Market/APM Buildings/Racers New and Used Auto Parts #48 in victory lane, “This thing’s got so much right rear drive than my other cars it’s crazy. It bit, and picked the front wheels up pointed me to the outside fence. We coulda’ hit the wall and coulda’ bent the wheel and pounded the W-link shut and wouldn’t have cared. I’d a run the last lap and-a-half.”

“This was a brand new car,” continued Dietrich, “The last time anyone saw this car was at the car show. We destroyed a car last night (at Williams Grove), and we have a few things we have to work on, but overall the chassis works good and we can run hard with it. I couldn’t be happier with it right now.”

“To back it up after last week (World of Outlaws win), it feels great. At the drop of the green, this thing was good,” said Dietrich, “But I’m not going to lie…under caution there and I see the 77 and 21 lined up behind me, I’m praying for lapped cars to line up behind me for a little bit of an extra bonus.”

Completing the top five behind Dietrich, Ott, and Montieth were Alan Krimes and Cory Haas. Rounding out the top ten were Siegel, Brent Marks (who went to the rear after a tire change during the fifth-lap red flag), Glatfelter, Kevin Nouse, and Criswell.

Heats for the 25 “410” Sprints were won by Siegel, Billy Dietrich, and Haas, with Bill Stine winning the consolation.

Jay Galloway became the sixth different winner in as many Lincoln races this season in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature.

And it came at the expense of Friday night Trail-Way winner Shane Hoff, who started on the pole drove away from the field over the first 14 laps. But Hoff came to a stop in turn one after losing a rear-end during a 15th-lap caution. Ironically, the caution was brought out for fluid he had dropped onto the track.

Galloway, who started second, found himself in the lead, and paced the field the rest of the way, crossing .72 seconds ahead of sixth-starting Nathan Berwager. Third through fifth were Lincoln points leader Tim Wagaman, defending champ Jeff Rohrbaugh, and Cris Eash. Sixth through tenth were Austin Hogue, Tyler Ross, Tim Berkheimer, Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., and Jacob Allen.

Heats for the 32 “358” Sprinters on hand were won by Mike Bittinger, Rittenhouse, Jr., Hoff, and Niki Young, with Mark Strickler winning the consolation.

Gettysburg’s Brian Walls became the fourth winner in as many races in the 20-lap thundercar feature.

Walls inherited the lead when Brian Diehl ducked into the infield during an 11th-lap caution and held off the late-race challenges Duane Watson, crossing .63 seconds in front of the Lincoln points leader for his seventh career Lincoln win.

Third through fifth were 12th-starting Will Walls, Roy Warehime, Jr., and Jimmy Combs. Sixth through tenth were hard charger Todd Miller (who started 16th), Mike Slaybaugh, Justin Bittle, Justin Mong, and Jimmy Jesmer.

Heats for the 20 Thundercars were won by Brian Walls and Combs.

Next Saturday, (5/26), Lincoln will host its leg of the SIXTH ANNUAL KEYSTONE CUP SERIES. The 410 Sprints will be joined by the Thundercars and Central PA Legends. Time trials begin at 7:00 p.m., with gates opening at 5:00 p.m.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway’s website at to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania’s “Premier” Saturday night race track – The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

Sat., May 19, 2012
Abbottstown, PA

Prospect Metal and Used Auto Parts Night

Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 77-Aaron Ott; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 7. 19M-Brent Marks; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 14-Kevin Nouse; 10. 84-Chad Criswell; 11. 50-Austin Reed; 12. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 13. 71X-Bill Stine; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 15. 175-Robbie Kendall; 16. 95-Hunter Mackison; 17. 3B-Randy Baughman; 18. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 19. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 20. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF); 21. 6-Brad McClelland (DNF); 22. 4-John Rudisill (DNF); 23. 21K-Kyle Pruitt (DNF); 24. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-7), Danny Dietrich (8-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 84-Chad Criswell; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 71X-Bill Stine; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison; 9. 23-Todd Zinn. Time – 2:32.654

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 6-Brad McClelland; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 14-Kevin Nouse; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 21K-Kyle Pruitt; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 175-Kyle Moody. Time – 2:33.455

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 77-Aaron Ott; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 50-Austin Reed; 5. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 6. 3B-Randy Baughman; 7. 4-John Rudisill; 8. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe. Time – 2:32.327

Consolation (5 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 71S-Bill Stine; 2. 4-John Rudisill; 3. 175-Kyle Moody; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison; 5. 23-Todd Zinn; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF). No Time


Feature (20-Laps) – 1. 27-Jay Galloway; 2. 85-Nathan Berwager; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 17E-Cris Eash; 6. 52-Austin Hogue; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 9. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen; 11. 97-Brie Hershey; 12. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 13. 69-Travis Willow; 14. 28F-Matt Findley; 15. 38-Mark Strickler; 16. 56M-D.J. Montgomery; 17. 51-Nick Palmerino; 18. 10-Zach Euculano; 19. 65-Niki Young (DNF); 20. 69H-Shane Hoff (DNF); 21. 59T-Tim Stallings (DNF); 22. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 23. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh (DNF); 24. 21-Scott Fisher (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders – Shane Hoff (1-14), Jay Galloway (15-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 12-Mike Bittinger; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 85-Nathan Berwager; 4. 17E-Cris Eash; 5. 28-Keith Prutzman; 6. 59T-Tim Stallings; 7. 81B-Bob Anderson; DNS – 66-Dale Hammaker. Time – 2:28.56

2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen; 5. 69-Travis Willow; 6. 38-Mark Strickler; 7. 56M-DJ Montgomery; DNS – 66H-Doug Hammaker. Time – 2:30.16

3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 69H-Shane Hoff; 2. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 28F-Matt Findley; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 90-Jordon Givler; 7. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh; 8. 47-Michael Hammer. No Time

4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 27-Jay Galloway; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 21-Scott Fisher; 5. 51-Nick Palmerino; 6. 33-Billy Heltzel, III; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF). No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 38M-Mark Strickler; 2. 99-Jan Luckenbaugh; 3. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 4. 59T-Tim Stallings; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 90-Jordon Givler; 7. 47-Michael Hammer (DNF); 8. 33-Billy Heltzel, III (DNF); 9. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF). No Time


Feature (15 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 3W-Duane Watson; 3. 21W-Will Walls; 4. 54W-Roy Warehime, Jr.; 5. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 6. 3-Todd Miller; 7. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 8. 8J-Justin Bittle; 9. 77-Justin Mong; 10. 47-Jimmy Jesmer; 11. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 12. 54-Kyle Martin; 13. 9X-Brian Diehl (DNF); 14. 11-Tom Walls II (DNF); 15. 60-Danny Beard (DNF); 16. 14W-Andrew Walls (DNF); 17. 83-Mike Guise (DNS); 18. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer (DNS); 19. 11S-John Stoll, Jr. (DNS); 20. 72-Jason Townsend (DNS). No Time

Lap Leaders – Tom Walls II (1-3); Brian Diehl (4-9); Brian Walls (10-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps/all qualify) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 54W-Roy Warehime, Jr.; 3. 11-Tom Walls II; 4. 8J-Justin Bittle; 5. 54-Kyle Martin; 6. 60-Danny Beard; 7. 47-Jimmy Jesmer; 8. 77-Justin Mong; 9. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer (DNF); 10. 11S-John Stoll, Jr. No Time

2nd Heat (8 Laps/all qualify) – 1. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 2. 3W-Duane Watson; 3. 39-Wayne Dutterer; 4. 61-Mike Slaybaugh; 5. 21W-Will Walls; 6. 9X-Brian Diehl; 7. 14W-Andrew Walls; 8. 83-Mikey Guise (DNF); 9. 3-Todd Miller (DNF); 10. 72-Jason Townsend (DNF). Time – 2:40.35